Mid South Extrusion, a US-based converting and process films supplier for packaging industry, has installed a new 150mm Davis-Standard extruder to improve throughputs and expand film manufacturing capabilities.
The firm has also made upgrades to an existing Davis-Standard blown film line, which was put into operations nearly 30 years ago.
Mid South operations executive vice-president Mike Henagan said: “Projects like this have a very short return on investment and open the door to greater opportunities.
“The extruder and upgrade decisions were based on improved performance, quality and material selection.”
Mid South Extrusion installed a larger MAC extruder along with a new feedscrew, screen changer and control system to boost processing rates and options for different HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE films on an existing line while minimizing downtime.
Henagan noted that the upgrades will support reliability and quality for many years to come.
Davis-Standard said that the option to add new technology, improve processing rates and support new applications allows Mid South to get the most out of every equipment investment.
In February 2017, UK-based Transam Extrusions invested in Davis-Standard EB50 EuroBlue extruder.
Davis-Standard is engaged in manufacturing of high-performance plastics and rubber processing equipment, extrusion technology and converting systems.